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Data: The Given

Stephen Humphreys

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

What is data, and how does it matter for international law? This chapter examines the material nature of the binary digit—the bit—to show three characteristics that mark it out as an object of ... More


Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039362
eISBN:
9780252097416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039362.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book uses the term “media infrastructure” to signal a shift in critical focus and approach that questions the international telecommunication network as a given. This book investigates how the ... More


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